He opens the trapdoor and I know I must step inside... Gingerly I descend the steep staircase that leads down to the cool cellar, praying silently. It's pitch dark, with a cold, mildewy smell. The trapdoor is slammed shut and now it happens something I have spent half my life trying to forget.
A closely guarded secret has been Gudbjorg Thorisdottir's companion all her life. Its ghost had a tendency to raise its ugly head when least wanted, but finally in her sixties she decided to part with it for good. Her daughter Thora Karitas Arnadottir has now recorded this story of the little girl who didn't know how unnatural it was to live in two separate worlds, heaven and hell under the same roof.
Nominated for the Icelandic Women's Literature Prize.
Thora will be talking to prolific writer, artist and publisher Tracey Scott-Townsend, the author of The Last Time We Saw Marion
and Another Rebecca.
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